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In al-Tahrīr, four masked men opened fire at Saint Paul Church in Mantāy area in Shubrā al-Khaymah during a mass and kidnapped Abanoub (Peter Majdī, al-Tahrīr, Apr. 1, p. 20). Read original text in Arabic.
On Wednesday, December 19, the fourth session on the national dialogue initiated by the presidency was conducted by Vice President, Counselor Mahmūd Mikkī. Representatives of the three major Churches of Egypt attended the meeting.
Amīrah Ibrāhīm comments in al-Tahrīr newspaper: “The fourth round of the dialogue of the deaf- not the national dialogue as the presidency calls it- was scheduled for Tuesday, December 18. However, the session has been postponed to ‘complete the legal aspects of the agenda of the dialogue’,...
Najīb Sawirus, Egyptian tycoon, wrote in al-Tahrīr "[...] for those who are using their media channels to intimidate the opposition you will not intimidate us [opposition] or silence us, we will not give way but we will be stronger in the battle of righteousness, peace and democracy." 
Before the Coptic Orthodox altar lot that decided the new Coptic Orthodox Pope, candidates for the Coptic Orthodox papal seat promised to take care of hanging issues in the Church. 
The high turnout among Copts in the second phase of the referendum puts doubt on the announced results that came as 17 percent who said “yes” to the Constitution in the second phase (most likely because Copts would have voted for “no”).
During the fourth month of the Coptic calendar Koiak or Kiahk, praises are held in preparation for Eastern Christmas. [Note: The month of Koiak holds a special place in the rite of the Coptic Orthodox Church. It is known as the Marian month because the Nativity according to the Coptic calendar ...
In Minya and after Morsi’s speech, Azhar and Church symbols led anti-Morsi protests of civil powers while pro-Morsi protests started from al-Rahman Mosque chanting against Copts and calling them “traitors” (Muhammad al-Zahrāwī, al-Tahrīr, Jul. 4, p. 16). The article has no link online.
The Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement in support of the role played by the armed forces, and paying homage to the promise of  Col. Gen. Abdul Fatah al-Sisi (‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī), Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and...
Al-Tahrīr described the attack on four Shī’ah leaders as “horrible” and the first of its kind in Egypt’s modern history, and angered the Azhar scholars and Azhar Senior Scholars. Dr. Muhammad Ra’fat 'Uthmān said the incident was committed in order to intensify sectarian differences amongst...
The Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod during a meeting on Thursday (June 20, 2013), said that Copts are free to participate in the June 30 demonstration. The meeting also discussed non-Muslims, Personal Status Law, the return of the suspended Bishops, and monasticism developments (Peter Majdī, al-Tahrīr, ...
Al-Tahrīr reports on controversial reactions on the Constitutional declaration released by President Mursī on Saturday (December 8, 2012). While the three major Coptic Churches refrain from delivering any official statement regarding the Constitutional declaration, a large number of Coptic...
Lawyers stated in front of the hearing session organized by the national dialogue subcommittee of the Constituent Committee that the Freedom and Justice and the Nour Parties are sectarian rather than religious parties (Gamāl Issām al-Dīn, al-Tahrīr, Sept. 18, p. 5).  This article has no link online...
Bishop Makarios the Bishop of the al-Minya and Abū Qurqās Diocese has warned against the sentiments of bitterness between Copts and Muslims. He stated that Muslims and Copts will meet in educational institutions in the new academic year. The eyes of the Coptic students will tell their Muslim peers...
A church source in Assiut stated that a number of Coptic priests and Bishops have submitted requests to General Abū Qassim Abū Dayf requesting him to increase security measures in front of schools, especially Coptic schools. Families in Assiut have requested postponing the start of the academic...
The caretaker of the Mar Girgis Catholic Church in Daljā, Bishop Ayūb Yūsif, stated that there are about 150 Coptic families who were evicted from the village. He stated that the people in Daljā still feel insecure and there is no security presence in the village. He argued that the armed forces...
The "Coptic Coalition for Egypt" has submitted a proposal including 20 articles to the Constituent Assembly yesterday to define a hearing committee for ten representatives from Coptic and human rights organizations in Egypt. All proposals that have been prepared by those organizations shall be...
Three Coptic priests have celebrated the holy mass in Diljā village, Dayr Mawās, in southern al-Minya governorate. The mass took place in Virgin Mary and Bishop Abraham Monastery yesterday morning, Wednesday (September 4) after it had been canceled for more than 21 days. The mass was attended by...
Security forces have arrested the member of the Hazimūn group (group supportive of former presidential candidate Hazim Salāh Abū Ismāīl) for terrorizing the Copts in al-Marg by writing offensive threats on the walls of churches. Security forces have stormed defendant Ahmad Gamāl al-Din’s house and...
Hānī Ramsis, member of the High Board of the Maspero Youth Union stated in the memorial event of the Maspero incident in the Cave Church in the Monastery of Saint Simon the Shoe Maker that no one yet has brought the perpetrators to justice (Peter Magdī, al-Tahrīr, Oct. 11, p. 7). Read original text...

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